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Nikon D3300 vs Nikon D800

Nikon D3300 vs Nikon D800

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Nikon D3300
Nikon D800

Top Prices

Amazon UK
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Standard delivery: £30.00
In stock
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In stock
Microglobe
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DigitalRev UK
Checked 13 hours ago
Out of stock

Reasons For

1 Reason For
Cheaper by £1,052
The Nikon D3300 costs £1,051.62 less than the Nikon D800.
5 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon D800 has a megapixel of 36.3MP, however the Nikon D3300 is only a 24.2MP digital camera (12.1MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Available from 2 shops
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Fifteen more awards
The Nikon D800 has 26 awards, however the Nikon D3300 has 11 awards.
Expert reviews are a lot better
The Nikon D800 has an average expert review score of 91% based on 125 reviews, but the Nikon D3300 has an average rating of 80% (based on 72 reviews).
User reviews are a bit better
The Nikon D800 has an average user review score of 95% based on 4 reviews, but the Nikon D3300 has an average rating of 94% (based on 1,336 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon D3300 is a 24.2MP digital camera. That's 12.1MP lower than the Nikon D800 (36.3MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Less retailers
The Nikon D3300 is only stocked by 1 retailer, whereas the Nikon D800 is stocked by 3 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Fifteen less awards
The Nikon D3300 has only received 11 awards, whereas the Nikon D800 has received 26 awards.
Expert review Rating is considerably Worse
The Nikon D3300's average expert score is 80%, however the Nikon D800's is 91% (based on 125 reviews).
User review Rating is a little Worse
The Nikon D3300's average user score is 94%, however the Nikon D800's is 95% (based on 4 reviews).
1 Reason Against
£1,052 more expensive
The Nikon D800 is more expensive than the Nikon D3300 by £1,051.62.

Awards

11 Awards
Camera Labs: Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Recommended
ljudochbild.se: 4 Star
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 5 Star
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 5 Star
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended
26 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Akam.no: Recommended
camcorderinfo.com: Best of Year
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.co.uk: Editor's Choice
CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
fotoguiden.se: Best product
hardwarezone.com.sg: Innovative Design
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
itproportal.com: Best Buy
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 6 Star
Magnus.de: Buying Tip
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
player.de: Very Good
Pocket Lint: Hot Product
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tbreak.ae: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Recommended
tipa.com: Technical Image Press Association Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
24.2MP 36.3MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
BEST
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
BEST
 6000 x 4000
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
23.5 x 15.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Megapixels
24.78MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Format
 CX
 CX
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
38 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
157.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
27mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
18 - 105 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Nikon F
Aspheric Element
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blade
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
67mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 servo
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
BEST
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 servo
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
11 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 25600
 25
BEST
 Auto
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 25600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800 Unknown - Click to provide data
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s Unknown - Click to provide data
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed Settings
 B
 T
 B
 T
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
Flash Guide Number
12m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
BEST
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@50fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@50fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Vivid
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,5,10,20 Unknown - Click to provide data
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Trimming
 Resizing
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Built-In Processor
EXPEED 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-1.7 - 0.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
Languages Support
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 PER
 VIE
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 PER
 VIE

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
410g Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
98mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth
75.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width
124mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (including Battery)
460g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type
 AC
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
EN-EL14a Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,230mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
700 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Minimum RAM
1GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Hard Disk Space
1GB Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ViewNX 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 AV
BEST
 USB
 AV
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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